We are preparing for summer break and Alaska reminds us adventure that awaits! Long summer nights, camp fires, trips down the Seward Highway, fishing on the Russian River, cooking on the grill….and so much more!
As the school year winds down, I want to encourage all families to make a plan for the continuation of learning over the summer. We know every child has lost instructional opportunities due to the pandemic. Our summer break is long and children will have further regression if they don't keep up the momentum that we have found since the return of in-school instruction. This should include reading every day (20-30 minutes) and practicing math. All students have access to i-Ready, which is a great program to support summer learning (30 minutes a day, 3-4 times a week). The joy of learning can be found through a great book series, writing adventures in a journal during camping trips, and playing math games (as a few examples). Thank you for making a family plan to keep your child growing socially, emotionally, creatively, and academically!
Finally, I want to let you know that we are planning for next year to be as “normal” as possible. We will still be wearing masks; however, parents will be invited back into the building, field trips will be planned, and specialist schedules will be made. I am going to encourage Parent Coordinators to work together to plan our traditional school-wide events that make our school special. Chugach has not been the same without parents in our hallways and we are looking forward to that time again.
Congratulations to our sixth graders, as the upper team put it best, “Thank you for the gifts you have brought to our school!” I also want to wish our families well that are leaving Chugach and thank them for all that they did during their time over the last several years. I sense the kids are ready but it is certainly bittersweet to say goodbye! I am so proud of each of them and know their future is bright!
As you will read through the Scoop, you will see our sweet Beth is on her way for another chapter in her professional life. I want to take a moment to say thank you to Beth in a public way. The Admin Assistant role is critical to a principal's success at a school. Beth has been outstanding at her role with staff and parents, but she especially has been loyal, efficient, kind, and basically my right hand. I will dearly miss her and know wherever she goes, her light will shine. Thank you, Beth for all you have done at Chugach and for your friendship--you are a very special person!
~and suddenly you just knew it was time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.~
Have a wonderful summer! I can't wait to see you in the hallway next year with my latte in hand!
Important Dates to Remember
May 3 - May 7
Staff Appreciation Week
Chrome Book Return all week
Wednesday, May 5
CEC Board Meeting (7-8:30 p.m.)
Saturday, May 8
Super Sweepers/ City-Wide Clean-Up Day
Thursday, May 13
Bike to School Day
Community Assembly Meeting via Zoom(7-8:30 p.m.)
Thursday, May 20
Students' Last Day
Sixth Grade Graduation
*At this time our traditional school gatherings are
cancelled due COVID-19.
*Please refer to our website calendarfor dates specific to grade levels or clubs*
Beth, our Administrative Assistant, has let us know that her beautiful chapter at Chugach is coming to a close next month. It is with a heart full of gratitude that we thank Beth for her service to Chugach over the last ten years as an employee and prior to that as a very involved parent. Every individual at Chugach has benefitted from Beth's warm spirit, care for Chugach, and her professionalism. The school will deeply miss her and know whomever is fortunate to get Beth in their life is fortunate--Chugach loves you, Beth!
Staff member, Caycee put it best, “Beth creates a softness that is felt with her smile and gentle approach with others.Her warm disposition is felt throughout our community and reminds us all of how fortunate we are to have interactions with such a kind, professional and inspiring individual. Walking into the office, or Beth joining us in the classroom is a breath of fresh air and I am always grateful for the sense of calm that flows with her.”
Chugach is saying goodbye to two amazing people: Caycee & Beth. We grieve that they are leaving but trust the natural process of life and know those chosen to fill their position will bring their own gifts and talents. We are also excited for their future adventures that await both of them!
Please drop-off “notes of gratitude” for staff at drop-off or pick-up
"Reading is dreaming with eyes open wide." Anissa Trisdianty
Returning Library Books
While it has certainly been an odd year, I am thrilled that our library books have made it into our students' hands and hearts. Thank you, Community Assembly, for funding our library - couldn't do it without your support!
It is that time of year for all library books to be returned to their library home. Thank you for supporting your child in finding and returning their library books.
They can go onto my Clever page, watch the 'What books do I have out?' video and find out what library books are checked out. Their username/password should match their ASD's username/password. If library books are lost, you can replace the book or pay for the replacement. Thank you for connecting with me if you need to know the cost of replacing a book. Please connect with me if you have any questions.
The Anchorage School District Communications team is working hard to provide current and up-to-date information on the district website. Please go to that site for any questions about our COVID-19 response, information to download the ASD App, and more. If you have feedback or need additional support for any resources, do not hesitate to reach out to our school directly (742-3730).
Thank You to Our School Business Partners
*We are still looking for additional business partners *